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Read Romans 8:14 and then tell me who we are. This settles it for our identity in Christ.
We are "sons" of the living God and family with Jesus. Understanding all that packed into that truth takes nominal Christians from complacency to commitment.
This truth humbles us rather than puffs us up. This truth, when recieved and reconned by faith, gives us a new and noble sense of why we must live lives that reflect the glory contained in these jars of clay.
Anyone who wants to see the church move from sinner to saint should read this book.
We're the 'sons of God' . . . So What? (by Dr. David C. Alves) fills an important gap in the 21st-century Christian library. From a position that includes both theological expertise and thorough personal experience, Dr. Alves carefully expounds the thesis of John 1:12 ("as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God...") - while simultaneously and systematically demolishing the negative self-image that many Christians have inherited from an obsolete form of theology that sought to convince us that we were mere beggars, slaves or "worms."
The book's subtitle encourages the reader (assumed to be a Christian) to "Believe God About Who You Really Are!" So, this is not a dry dissertation on the "biblical subject" of "divine sonship" (the book includes a brief "dissertation" on that "subject," but it is by no means "dry")! It is, rather, a practical exposition of how this important theme relates to daily Christian living on a range of very real and personal levels - from spiritual disciplines to sensible diets.
I have read hundreds (probably more than 1,000) books on the broad category of "Christianity" in the past 40 years, but I would have to say that this one stands out as unique among them in its topic, range and appeal. I highly recommend it!
--Dr. John H. Roller, Pastor of Barbour's Chapel Advent Christian Church, Four Oaks, North Carolina